José Luís Peixoto

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José Luís Peixoto
José Luís Peixoto at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2008
José Luís Peixoto at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2008
Born (1974-09-04) September 4, 1974 (age 47)
Galveias, Ponte de Sor, Portugal
OccupationNovelist, poet, playwright
NationalityPortuguese
Notable worksMorreste-me, Nenhum Olhar, Cemitério de Pianos, Livro, Dentro do Segredo, Galveias, Em Teu Ventre
Notable awardsJosé Saramago Prize (2001)
Oceanos Prize (2016)
Website
joseluispeixoto.net

José Luís Marques Peixoto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒu.ˈzɛ luˈiʃ pɐj.ʃotu]; born September 4, 1974) is a Portuguese author, poet and playwright. A professional writer since 2001, his works have been translated into more than 30 languages.[1]

Biography[edit]

José Luis Peixoto was born in the village of Galveias, in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. He lived in Galveias until the age of 18. He obtained a bachelor degree on Modern Languages and Literature from NOVA University Lisbon. After university, he was a teacher for some years in several schools in Portugal and Cape Verde, before becoming a professional writer in 2001.

Peixoto's first book, Morreste-me (English title: You Died on Me), was published in 2000. In 2001, he became the youngest ever recipient of the José Saramago Prize, at the age of 27, for his novel Nenhum Olhar.

International editions[edit]

Translated editions of Peixoto's books are available from the following publishers: Bloomsbury (UK), Doubleday, Random House (US), Grasset, Seuil (France), Literatura Random House (Spanish-speaking countries), Companhia das Letras (Brazil), Einaudi (Italy), Kedros (Greece), Meulenhoff, Atlas Contact (Nederlands), Kineret (Israel), Wsoy (Finland), Polirom (Romania), Bozicevic (Croatia), Bakur Sulakauri (Georgia), Kontrast (Serbia), among others.

Awards[edit]

  • 2001: José Saramago Prize, for Nenhum Olhar (best novel published in all Portuguese speaking countries on the two previous years)
  • 2007: Prémio Cálamo, for Cemitério de Pianos (best foreign novel published in Spain in 2007)
  • 2008: Prémio de Poesia Daniel Faria, for Gaveta de Papéis (best poetry book published in Portugal by a poet under 35 years old)
  • 2013: Prémio da Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores, for A Criança em Ruínas (best poetry book published in Portugal on the previous year)
  • 2013: Prémio Salerno Libro d'Europa, for Livro (best novel published in Europe in 2012)
  • 2016: Oceanos Prize, for Galveias (best novel published in all Portuguese-speaking countries in 2015)
  • 2019: The Best Translation Award-Japan for Galveias (best foreign novel translated into Japanese in 2019)

Bibliography[edit]

Peixoto in Goa, in 2017

Novels[edit]

  • 2000: Nenhum Olhar (English titles: Blank Gaze (UK), The Implacable Order of Things (US))[2]
  • 2002: Uma Casa na Escuridão
  • 2006: Cemitério de Pianos (English title: The Piano Cemetery)[3]
  • 2010: Livro
  • 2014: Galveias
  • 2015: Em Teu Ventre
  • 2019: Autobiografia

Short-novels/fictional narrative[edit]

  • 2000: Morreste-me (English title: You Died on Me)[4]
  • 2003: Antídoto
  • 2008: Cal
  • 2011: Abraço

Poetry[edit]

  • 2001: A Criança em Ruínas
  • 2002: A Casa, a Escuridão
  • 2008: Gaveta de Papéis
  • 2020: Regresso a Casa

Travel literature[edit]

  • 2012: Dentro do Segredo: Uma viagem na Coreia do Norte
  • 2017: O Caminho Imperfeito

Children's literature[edit]

  • 2012: A Mãe que Chovia
  • 2016: Todos os Escritores do Mundo Têm a Cabeça Cheia de Piolhos

References[edit]

  1. ^ "viagens | josé luís peixoto em viagem". peixoto em viagem (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  2. ^ "Blank Gaze (review)". joseluispeixoto.blogs.sapo.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-02-27.
  3. ^ Bloomsbury.com. "The Piano Cemetery". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 2021-02-27.
  4. ^ "Writers - José Luís Peixoto - Morreste-me". warwick.ac.uk. Retrieved 2021-02-26.

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